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City of Winters Appoints Kathleen Salguero Trepa as City Manager

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CITY OF WINTERS APPOINTS KATHLEEN SALGUERO TREPA AS CITY MANAGER (pdf)

The City of Winters City Council, after a national recruitment conducted by Peckham & McKenney Inc., have selected Kathleen Salguero Trepa as their next City Manager.  Of 112 applicants from over 20 states, 6 candidates were invited to participate in interviews with the City’s leadership team, community panel, and the City Council.  The City Council approved an employment agreement and announced the appointment of Ms. Trepa during their October 20, 2020 City Council meeting.

Ms. Trepa comes to the City of Winters with nearly 25 years of experience in local government as well as six years in the private sector. Having recently served as Assistant City Manager with the City of Concord for over three years, she previously served the cities of Goleta, Claremont, San Marcos, and San Juan Capistrano, CA.  Kathleen received a Bachelor of Arts in History from Boston University, magna cum laude. Her experience covers a broad range of municipal government services including, but not limited to, finance, IT, HR and economic development.

Mayor Wade Cowan shared the excitement of the City Council in welcoming Kathleen to Winters. “We interviewed a lot of great city manager candidates and are impressed with Kathleen’s specific qualifications and leadership experience.  We are ready to have her join our dynamic community.”

Kathleen expressed her appreciation of the City Council’s selection.  “Thank you to the City Council for selecting me as their next City Manager. I am excited and honored to join the Winters’ team, and I look forward to getting to know the community and staff.”

Originally from a small town in New England, Kathleen is a conversational Spanish speaker.  She has two adult daughters; one works in the wine industry and the other is a second-grade teacher in Oregon.  She loves animals and will likely be seen around town with her rescue dog. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors and is looking forward to exploring Putah Creek and the trails in the area.  Kathleen’s first day in Winters will be November 9, 2020.


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10/22/2020 Climate Action Development Board Meeting

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10/22/2020 Climate Action Plan Development Board Meeting - Zoom info

Zoom meeting ID: 840 3755 8648
Join by phone:  +1 (669) 900-9128   US  (San Jose)
Join by computer or device:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84037558648 

Meetings: Agendas and Packets (pdf)

  • 10/22/2020 CAP Development Board Meeting Agenda

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Friday Update 10/16/2020

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Friday Update 10-16-2020

Good Friday afternoon.  It has been a super busy week here at City Hall.  The biggest impact on my office this week was that the auditors that the City of Winters hires each year to audit our financial statements to be sure that they are accurate, spent the last 3 days here.   This is a yearly happening, but it just takes a lot of time to answer questions that are brought up.  Look for the CAFR (Comprehensive Annual Financial Report) at a January or February City Council meeting.  It will also be on the City of Winters website so that everyone can read it.  It contains a lot of interesting information each year, but, I understand, some people find it extremely boring.

I also met with our Sales tax consultant, and, guess what? Sales tax revenues are down from the prior year.  Not a surprise for anyone that visits our downtown.  Merchants have been closed or had to pivot from normal operations to whatever was allowed by the State and County guidelines due the Covid-19 pandemic, and then there is the whole Lake Berryessa shut down since the fire impacting the sales of gasoline too.

Talking about the reduction in business activity and sales tax revenues leads me to the following topic: Covid-19 impacts and what can be done to help our business community as well as our residential community.  City Staff spent time on Zoom with County Supervisor Saylor, CAO Patrick Blacklock, Mayor Cowan, Mayor Pro Tem Biasi, Chris Calvert from the Winters Chamber of Commerce, Chris Turkovich from the Winters Downtown Business District Association and others just this afternoon to discuss the ability to provide some relief from Covid impacts on both the business community and the residential community in the City of Winters.  Things that were discussed include:

  • We are still in the Red Tier and might be staying in that Tier for longer than originally anticipated, but the numbers will dictate that, so we wait for those results.
  • Gatherings of non-family members are happening, and from contract tracing, it appears the gatherings are the primary reason for spread of the virus, not patronizing our businesses.  Please be cautious about what you are doing, and don’t gather in groups outside your family.  Controlling the gatherings, therefore, controlling the spread, will help our neighbors with businesses survive this pandemic, allow them to hire back their employees and help those employees provide for their families. Each and everyone of us can help our community to survive this pandemic by our individual behavior.
  • Today Yolo County Announced Covid-19 Rental Assistance Grant Program.  If you know someone who could use assistance paying their rent due to hardship from Covid-19 please guide them to this link which is also posted on City of Winters social media.

https://www.yolocounty.org/Home/Components/News/News/12290/26?fbclid=IwAR3aG8nkdYHV5IISeGADRjgBP-hPpkGMRIk5lOTnDXFHAGzuSWcuxhuiJDE

  • Staff will be working with County Leaders to access CARES Act funding to help the Winters Community with the impact of Covid-19.  Stay tuned for more information as we work through the process. City Staff may be reaching out various community members to ask questions as we move through the process, and I know you all have my email since you are getting this weekly update, so if you feel that you aren’t hearing things that address your situation, please contact me through email so that we can include any issues you are might be facing in our discussions.

The National Election is in just over two weeks from now, November 3, 2020.  Everyone should have received a ballot in the mail, and you can choose how to return that ballot.  Below is a link to the City of Winters Youtube with information on how you can choose to return your ballot.

https://youtu.be/W13NhamVyoE

The Agenda for Tuesday October 20, 2020 includes the following items:

  • Final Acceptance of Public Improvements for the Callahan Estates Phase 2 Subdivision
  • Contract for the installation of Car Charging Stations
  • Contract to Replace the Roof on City Hall (maybe the trash cans can stay on the floor this winter instead of using as leak catchers)
  • Contract for the installation of Emergency Generator at City Hall
  • Review of Laws related to Upcoming Election presented by Police Chief John Miller
  • Status Report from the Winters Senior Commission on Aging.
  • Public Hearing for Ogando Tentative Map for lots off Taylor St and Kennedy Dr.
  • Appointment of City Manager
  • Blue Oak Park and Valley Oak Park Rehabilitation Project using Per Capita Park Grant Funds
  • Creation of Ad Hoc Committee for discussion the future direction of the Winters Putah Creek Committee (WPCC)
  • Update on Housing Element and Community Outreach during Covid -19
  • Winters Downtown Business Association and Winters District Chamber of Commerce Letter to Elected Officials dated October 9, 2020.

I am always surprised how quickly the items on the agenda increases.  It seems that we start with just one or two items, and then we have many more things that the City Council needs to provide direction and approval on.

Shelly Gunby
Interim City Manager


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Applicants Sought for Fundraising Committee for Winters Senior Center Furniture and Fixtures

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Applicants Sought for Fundraising Committee for Winters Senior Center Furniture and Fixtures (pdf)

The City of Winters is now accepting applications to serve on the Fundraising Committee for Winters Senior Center Furniture and Fixtures through Friday, November 6th at 5:00 p.m.  The Application for Appointment to City Board, Commission or Committee can be downloaded from the City of Winters website here.  The City Council of the City of Winters approved the establishment of this fundraising committee at their October 6th City Council meeting.  The Fundraising Committee for Winters Senior Center Furniture & Fixtures has been established to purchase items for the Winters Senior Center, which will soon be under construction, that are not included in grant and CDBG program income funds, which include but are not limited to:  tables, chairs, kitchen utensils, televisions, couches, and major appliances as needed.  The focus of the committee would be fundraising for the procurement  of items needed to operate the Winters Senior Center and for the provision of a dedicated staff member to help operate the Winters Senior Center.

Prospective applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a Winters address.  In appointing members to the Committee, the City Council shall endeavor to appoint a membership that represents the diversity of the City of Winters by race, age and gender.

The term of service is two years, or until a successor is appointed.  A two-person subcommittee of the Winters City Council will review the submitted applications and select a limited number of applicants to be interviewed.  Applicants selected for interviews will be contacted and scheduled for their interviews.

Please email completed Applications of Interest in Appointed Positions to tracy.jensen@cityofwinters.org.  You may also drop completed applications off or mail to City of Winters, Attn: Tracy Jensen, City Clerk, 318 First Street, Winters, CA  95694.

For more information, call 530-794-6702.

APPLICATION OF INTEREST - Fundraising Committee for Winters Senior Center Furniture & Fixture (pdf)

 

 


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09/24/2020 Climate Action Plan Development Board Meeting

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09/24/2020 Climate Action Plan Development Board Meeting - Zoom info

Zoom meeting ID: 840 3755 8648
Join by phone:  +1 (669) 900-6833   US  (San Jose)
Join by computer or device:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84037558648 
Meeting ID: 840 3755 8648

Meetings: Agendas and Packets (pdf)

  • 09/24/2020 CAP Development Board Meeting Agenda

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08/24/2020 Climate Action Plan Development Board Meeting

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08/27/2020 Climate Action Plan Development Board Meeting - Zoom info

Zoom meeting ID: 840 3755 8648
Join by phone:  +1 (669) 900-6833   US  (San Jose)
Join by computer or device:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84037558648
Meeting ID: 840 3755 8648

  • 08/27/2020 CAP Development Board Meeting Agenda

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08/18/2020 City Council Meeting

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Meeting Instructions 08/18/2020

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION INSTRUCTIONS

Based on guidance from the California Department of Public Health and the California Governor’s Office, in order to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus, please do the following:

  1. You are strongly encouraged to observe the live stream of the City Council meeting.  Public Safety Facility Fire Bay will be open to the public, but again, you are strongly encouraged to observe the live stream of the meeting.
  2. Please see below for Zoom Meeting credentials.
  3. If you are joining the meeting via Zoom and wish to make a comment on an item, press the “raise a hand” button.  If you are joining the meeting by phone, press *9 to indicate a desire to make a comment.  The chair will call you by name or phone number when it is your turn to comment.  Speakers will be limited to 3:00 minutes.
  4. If you choose not to observe the City Council meeting but wish to make a comment on a specific agenda item, please submit your comment via email by 5:00 p.m. on the Monday prior to the City Council meeting.  Please submit your comment to the City Clerk at tracy.jensen@cityofwinters.org.  All public comments submitted to the City Clerk will be summarized and read into record but will not be read verbatim due to time limitations.
  5. If you are watching/listening to the live stream of the City Council meeting and wish to make either a general public comment or to comment on a specific item as it is being heard, you may also submit your comment, limited to 250 words or less, to the City Clerk at tracy.jensen@cityofwinters.org.  All public comments submitted to the City Clerk will be summarized and read into record but will not be read verbatim due to time limitations.

To Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89593027868
Meeting ID: 895 9302 7868

Or to Dial in by Phone:  1-669-900-6833

Meeting Location - Council Chambers, 318 First Street, Winters


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08/12/2020 Winters Senior Commission on Aging

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08/12/2020

Teleconference via Zoom - https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89261707425

Or Dial In On Mobile Phone @ 1-669-900-6833 - Meeting ID# 892 6170 7425

08/12/2020 Agenda / Packet


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No City Council Meeting August 4, 2020

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There will be no City Council meeting on August 4th.
The City Council will convene at their next regularly‐scheduled meeting on Tuesday, August 18th at 6:30 p.m. in Council Chambers and via teleconference (Zoom).


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Winters Putah Creek Committee Meeting 07/20/2020

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Agenda (pdf):  07/20/2020


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